The number of names on a petition for a second referendum for Brexit has already climbed above three million. Several political figures in the UK have asked for a second referendum.
As far as many of the leaders of the Remain campaign are concerned, democracy is only to be respected if it produces what they want. Otherwise the result can, and should, be ignored.
UK voters had a couple of years to consider their view on this referendum.
As the Daily Mail notes:
The sheer effrontery of those calling for another referendum is hard to credit. Has any new evidence emerged since last Thursday? No. Is there anything to suggest there was widespread electoral malpractice on either side? No.
If the results had gone for staying in the EU, we believe almost everyone in the Leave camp would have accepted the outcome as the expression of the democratic will of the British people.
Why, then, do so many in the Remain camp — and I am talking about the millions of people who have signed the petition — shamelessly propose another referendum? It seems to me that their arrogant disregard for the popular vote mirrors the lack of democracy at the very heart of the European Union.
I believe that beneath this attitude there lurks something close to contempt for the ordinary people who had the impudence to vote for pulling out of the EU. Leave voters are frequently demonised as being bigoted, thick and ill-informed.
Should they succeed in scaring the British people into accepting another referendum on the same issue — which I very much doubt they will — I have confidence our membership of the EU would be rejected by an even greater margin than it was last Thursday. We are not so easily bamboozled.
No, the decision has been made, and the die has been cast. For their own peace of mind, and the future good of this country, the Remainers must accept the result. It’s called democracy.